According to the Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin, the lower boundary of the income of the middle class in Russia — 20-30 thousand rubles, adjusted for the region. These figures, the Minister announced in an online interview «Газете.Ru».
«It depends on each specific point. 20-30 thousand is a lower bound, because in any structure of the population is a rich class, there is a poor class and the middle class. And the level of income and level of consumption depends on how rich the society, how high salaries on average. Therefore, the middle class in one country and in another country — it is also always different levels of consumption,» he said.
While Oreshkin said that the level of income and the possibility of attributing to the middle class often depends on where people live: in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg is a higher level of income in a small town non the regional center, this is a different level of income.
Besides, you can always rely on averages across the country — in Russia the average salary of 40 thousand rubles, although it is 20 — 30 thousand, and somewhere in Moscow, 80 — 90 thousand. That is, there is need to analyze different levels,» — said the head of the MAYOR.
He himself, in his words, «always considered themselves to be middle class». … Expressed the hope that in the coming years the number of middle class will recover with the growth of real incomes of the population.